Streaming TV

Texas-focused service provider GVTC Communications said that its new streaming platform provides HD-quality video to a variety of devices. A spokesperson for the company told Telecompetitor that the new service was made possible by a transition from RF to IPTV and that the main platform was provided by Enghouse.

“GVTC TV is not just another streaming service,” Ritchie Sorrells, GVTC President and CEO said in a press release. “It’s a pivotal advancement in how we interact with and control our entertainment. We’re delighted to offer a service that genuinely enhances our customer’s viewing experience.”

GVTC TV can be used with set-top cable boxes, mobile phones, tablets, media players and other devices.

The company says that the Restart TV feature enables viewers to jump back to the start of a program even if the viewers weren’t there when the program began. The Replay TV feature enables the viewer to turn back the clock up to 72 hours to catch up on shows or revisit scenes.

The platform also has cloud DVR capability that provides as much as 50 hours of cloud storage that is accessible anywhere and anytime. The system provides voice-controlled access and navigation and intuitive search functions, according to the press release.

GVTC provides the Texas Hill country with fiber connectivity, security, video and phone services. In March, 2020, the company said that it ranked number one nationwide for primetime by the Nextflix ISP speed index. GVTC had held the number two spot for 18 consecutive months dating back to 2018.

GVTC was an early adopter of gigabit speed fiber. In September 2016, the company said that it had completed its GigaRegion FTTH expansion and brought gigabit-capable all-fiber connectivity to more than 20,000 homes in the communities of Bulverde, Gonzales and Boerne.

Updated with information from a GVTC spokesperson

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